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September 2020

Keith Wilson: Field Notes on Ordinary Love

September 23 @ EST 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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Scroll down and select "Get Tickets" to receive a Zoom link to this event. The day of the event, you will receive an email with a Zoom link by 5 pm. If you have signed up for a reading on a Saturday, your Zoom link will arrive on Friday afternoon. Poetry Reading & Conversation Keith S. Wilson is an Affrilachian Poet, Cave Canem Fellow, and graduate of the Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop. Selected by The New York Times for its…

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Minda Harts: The Memo – What Women of Color Need To Know To Secure A Seat At The Table

September 24 @ EST 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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Scroll down and select "Get Tickets" to receive a Zoom link to this event. The day of the event, you will receive an email with a Zoom link by 5 pm. If you have signed up for a reading on a Saturday, your Zoom link will arrive on Friday afternoon. Book Launch: The Memo: What Women of Color Need To Know To Secure A Seat At The Table Free & Open to the Public   Drawing on her entrepreneurial experience…

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October 2020

Rae-Ellen W. Kavey & Allison B. Kavey: Viral Pandemics: From Smallpox to Covid-19

October 3 @ EST 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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Scroll down and select "Get Tickets" to receive a Zoom link to this event. Written by a public health practitioner and a medical historian, Viral Pandemics explores the world of viruses as the cause of all acute pandemics since 1900, including the COVID-19 pandemic. The historiographic narrative illuminates the critical dual roles of viral biology and increasing global interconnectedness that have resulted in an escalating pandemic spiral. Scientific information is presented in an accessible, straightforward style in compelling narratives that…

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Lucia LoTempio: Hot With the Bad Things

October 8 @ EST 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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Scroll down and select "Get Tickets" to receive a Zoom link to this event. Poetry Reading & Conversation Lucia LoTempio is the author of Hot with the Bad Things (Alice James Books, 2020), lauded by Ross Gay as “a book that thinks about and thinks about thinking about violence, patriarchy, memory, witnessing, and more in ways unlike anything I have ever read . . . this book does beautiful, crucial, and difficult work.” LoTempio’s poems can be found in Passages…

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Jeannie Gainsburg, The Savvy Ally

October 14 @ EST 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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Scroll down and select "Get Tickets" to receive a Zoom link to this event. The day of the event, you will receive an email with a Zoom link by 5 pm. If you have signed up for a reading on a Saturday, your Zoom link will arrive on Friday afternoon.   The Savvy Ally: A Guide for Becoming a Skilled LGBTQ+ Advocate is an enjoyable, humorous, encouraging, easy to understand guidebook for being an ally to the LGBTQ+ communities. Full of…

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Affrilachian Poets makalani bandele & Joy Priest

October 15 @ EST 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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Scroll down and select "Get Tickets" to receive a Zoom link to this event. photo by Andre Howard makalani bandele is a resident of Lexington, KY, an Affrilachian Poet, and Cave Canem fellow. The recipient of fellowships from the Kentucky Arts Council, Millay Colony, and Vermont Studio Center, his under the aegis of a winged mind was selected by Cornelius Eady for the  2019 Autumn House Press Poetry Prize. His first collection of poems, hellfightin’, was published by Willow Books…

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And Then We Grew Up: Book Launch with Rachel Friedman

October 20 @ EST 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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Scroll down and select "Get Tickets" to receive a Zoom link to this event. The day of the event, you will receive an email with a Zoom link by 5 pm. If you have signed up for a reading on a Saturday, your Zoom link will arrive on Friday afternoon.     In conversation with Lester Friedman Rachel Friedman is the author of And Then We Grew Up: On Creativity, Potential, and the Imperfect Art of Adulthood (Penguin Random House, 2019),…

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Kate Reed Petty: True Story

October 22 @ EST 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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Scroll down and select "Get Tickets" to receive a Zoom link to this event. The day of the event, you will receive an email with a Zoom link by 5 pm. If you have signed up for a reading on a Saturday, your Zoom link will arrive on Friday afternoon.   An inventive and breathtaking exploration of a woman finding her voice in the wake of trauma, True Story (Penguin Random House, 2020) is part psychological thriller, part fever dream, and…

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Destiny O. Birdsong: Negotiations

October 26 @ EST 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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Scroll down and select "Get Tickets" to receive a Zoom link to this event. The day of the event, you will receive an email with a Zoom link by 5 pm. If you have signed up for a reading on a Saturday, your Zoom link will arrive on Friday afternoon.   In her debut book of poems, Negotiations (Tin House, 2020), Destiny O. Birdsong writes fearlessly about what it means to live in this America, about Cardi B and top-tier journal…

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November 2020

Akua Lezli Hope

November 5 @ EST 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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Scroll down and select "Get Tickets" to receive a Zoom link to this event. The day of the event, you will receive an email with a Zoom link by 5 pm. If you have signed up for a reading on a Saturday, your Zoom link will arrive on Friday afternoon.   "Them Gone is a homegoing of homegirl reminiscence, a family reunion in verse and sound that sings a personal and public history alive and into our hands. Akua Lezli Hope's…

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Jessica Cuello

November 10 @ EST 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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Scroll down and select "Get Tickets" to receive a Zoom link to this event. The day of the event, you will receive an email with a Zoom link by 5 pm. If you have signed up for a reading on a Saturday, your Zoom link will arrive on Friday afternoon.   Jessica Cuello is the author of Pricking (Tiger Bark Press 2016), winner of the 2017 CNY Book Award, and Hunt (The Word Works 2017), which received the 2016 Washington Prize.…

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